Him Shanshar military installation

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Coordinates: 34°41′N 36°29′E / 34.683°N 36.483°E / 34.683; 36.483

Storage facility

The Him Shinshar military installation was a Syrian government military site located west of Homs, Syria. During the 2018 missile strikes against Syria during the Syrian Civil War, two sites were targeted in this vicinity at 34°40′53″N 36°27′58″E / 34.68139°N 36.46611°E / 34.68139; 36.46611 and 34°41′42″N 36°32′13″E / 34.69500°N 36.53694°E / 34.69500; 36.53694.[citation needed] According to the United States military, these sites were a "chemical weapons storage facility" and "chemical weapons bunker facility", respectively.[1]

Both sites were destroyed during the April 2018 strike, which was led by the United States with British and French participation.[2][3] The U.S. military said following the airstrikes that the Him Shinshar complex was "completely destroyed" in the airstrikes.[3]

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  1. ^ White, Data W.; McKenzie, Kenneth F., Jr. (14 April 2018). "Department of Defense Press Briefing by Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White and Joint Staff Director Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. in the Pentagon Briefing Room" (Press release). United States Department of Defense. Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  2. ^ Jenny Gathright (April 14, 2018). "PHOTOS: 2 Syrian Chemical Weapons Sites Before and After Missile Strikes". NPR.
  3. ^ a b Paul Sonne (April 15, 2018). "Details emerge about Syrian sites targeted by U.S.-led airstrikes". Washington Post.